Going Country

Is country music an acquired taste?

As I continue my journey exploring other types of music, those that are not usually played where
I’m residing, I’m finding myself gravitating towards this particular genre.
Maybe it’s the simple harmonies and the addicting hooks that gets me.
Or maybe it’s the honesty in the songs that depict how a normal human being actually feels.
Let’s take for example Little Big Town’s “A Little More You“.
Here’s an excerpt from the lyrics of this song:

Your battin’ those baby blue eyes and, honey i swear
The way you got me needing you girl, it just ain’t fair
You’ve given me a little bit yeah, but don’t stop there
Come on, baby, give me a little more you

The melody and the sentiment is positive and simple.
I can imagine myself listening to this song before, or after,
doing some of my more active hobbies/exploits.
It just puts me in a relaxed mood.

How about Keith Urban’s “Somebody Like You”?

Doesn’t it put you in a good mood to do something positive in this world?

An’ I’m lettin’ go of all my lonely yesterdays.
I’ve forgiven myself for the mistakes I’ve made.
Now there’s just one thing, the only thing I wanna do.
I wanna love somebody, love somebody like you.

But one of the songs I like the most is Rascal Flatts’ “Bless The Broken Road”.
I love this song because it hits home. It gives a positive spin to one of the most
common issues of mankind, heartbreak. Just look at this excerpt:

Every long lost dream led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like Northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

Oh country music. I’ve developed a taste for you just like I did for beer a couple of years ago.
So it seems that I’m shifting from Ambient Music to Country Music folks.
Finally, songs with lyrics.

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